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Tim Brown

Irvin explains why he drove Brown away from Cowboys

Michael Irvin was not being selfish when he told fellow Hall of Fame wide receiver Tim Brown in 1994 to forget about playing for his hometown Cowboys. Irvin was just being realistic. "We were a run�oriented offense then and Troy (Aikman) was only completing 20 balls a game," explained Irvin on Friday in a telephone call. "I got eight of those balls, Jay (Novacek) would get six, D.J. (Daryl Johnson) would get two out of the backfield, Emmitt (Smith) would get two. We were scrambling to get Alvin (Harper) and KW (Kevin Williams) some balls. ... Where was Tim going to get any balls? "It was just the reality. I love Tim. He and I came in (to the NFL) together, and...